Stream Details

Mossy Glen

General Information

County: Clayton
Location: 5 miles northwest of Edgewood at the termination of the Level B portion of Eagle Ave. Road damage from weather has made access to this site difficult for all vehicles. Not recommended for low-clearance or 2-wheel drives.
Stream Segment Length: 0.50


Amenities at Mossy Glen include:

    District-Wide Trout Stream Fishing Report

    Brook Trout - Good: Brook trout are fall spawners so watch for shallow cleared gravel depressions or nests called redds and walk around these areas. Spawning usually takes place in October and November with fry emerging from the streambed in March and April
    Brown Trout - Good: Brown trout are building nests or redds. Anglers can find fish guarding these areas. Please walk around these small cleared depressions in the stream bottom.
    Blue wing olive hatches are more prevalent in late afternoon to early evening now. Also look for sporadic midge hatches. For these hatches, try using #18 or 20 emergers or nymphs with a #22 or #24 drop hook gnarly midge. Anglers using nightcrawlers, crankbaits and spinnerbaits will catch fish.
    Rainbow Trout - Good: Rainbow trout spawn in the spring, usually from March to May in riffles and gravel runs.

    Fishing Summary

    A low density brown trout population is present in Mossy Glen Creek in Mossy Glen State Preserve and some adjacent private lands. Access to private lands is by landowner permssion only.(2012)

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    Popular Fish Species in this Stream

    Fish Stocking

    • 05/10/2010 - 750 Brown Trout (2.0")
    • 05/20/2009 - 1,000 Brown Trout (2.0")
    • 05/13/2008 - 709 Brown Trout (2.0")
    • 05/29/2007 - 1,000 Brown Trout (2.1")
    • 05/25/2005 - 500 Brown Trout (4")


    The Fishing Regulations brochure is available for download. The summaries listed below are a partial listing provided for your benefit.

    • Brown Trout
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 5 fish
      • Possession Limit: combined trout (brook, brown, and rainbow) - 10 fish
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: Anglers must have paid the Trout Fee to fish for or possess trout
    • White Sucker
      • Season: Continuous
      • Daily Bag Limit: none
      • Possession Limit: unlimited
      • Length Limit: none
      • Other: May be taken by hand fishing, by snagging, by spear or by bow and arrow, day or night.

    Iowa-Caught Fish Are Safe to Eat, In Almost All Cases

    The vast majority of Iowa’s streams, rivers and lakes offer safe and high-quality fish that pose little or no threat to human health if consumed. Some limitations may apply for young children and pregnant women. Here’s a Fish Consumption Fact Sheet from the Iowa DNR and the Iowa Dept. of Public Health for more information. Here is a list of current fish consumption advisories for Iowa lakes and rivers.